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Location

One of the most important advantages for Oleas Suites is their location because it combines peace, tranquility, beauty of the landscape and view of the area with easy and direct access to the largest city of Crete, Heraklion and its infrastructure (airport, port, shops, banks, etc.) as well as in a number of popular tourist attractions (beaches, archeological sites and museums, traditional villages, etc.). It is no coincidence that the wider area is one of the most sought-after places for locals to build their homes.

Points of interest*

In the northern direction and within 1-2 km are the facilities of the University Hospital of Heraklion (PAGNI), the University of Crete (UOC), the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and the private rehabilitation center Olympion. At a distance of up to 3 km we find shops to cover almost all needs such as small and large supermarkets, fruit and vegetable shops, butchers, pharmacies, bakeries, patisseries, florists, ready-made and/or food and coffee takeaway/delivery shops, etc.

Northeast and at a distance of 6 km is the city of Heraklion, the capital of Crete with many tourist attractions such as the Venetian walls, the Venetian fortress of Koule, the Lions square that is a trademark of the city, many museums (archaeological, historical, natural history, etc.), shops for shopping, food, coffee and for any other need, banks, embassies, coastal front for walks and plenty of places for intense or non-intense rhythms of entertainment 24 hours a day. On the coastal front of the city is also the port of Heraklion with many direct connections to many other islands (such as Santorini, Milos, Mykonos, Ios, Rhodes, etc.) and the rest of the mainland through the port of Piraeus (Athens).

In the same direction and at a distance of only 10 km is the city airport with many connections to abroad and domestic destinations. Next to this we find a coastal front that stretches for many kilometers with many beautiful beaches for swimming and small or large settlements with shops for shopping, food, coffee and entertainment.

Northwest at just 5 km is the coastal area of Amoudara with many shops and the homonymous beach which extends to a length of 4 km. In the same direction and at a distance of about 8 km we meet the beach of Paleokastro and shortly after the tourist area of Agia Pelagia with several coves for swimming and several shops mainly for food.

To the east, at about 7 km, is the palace of Knossos, one of the most important archeological monuments of the world heritage that is definitely worth visiting.

To the west is the mountain of Psiloritis with many traditional villages for excursions and food, nature trails for walking or hiking, natural landscapes, gorges, rivers, caves and of course endless views in all directions of Crete.

Southwest at a distance of 4 km is the traditional village of Voutes, while continuing at 15 km we will find at the foot of Psiloritis the picturesque and traditional town of Asites with taverns such as Taverna Earino, winery such as Diamantakis Winery and the tourist stone-built accommodation Asion Lithos. The E4 path passes through Asites, while there is also a mountain refuge at 1100 meters.

To the south there are also several points of interest such as traditional villages, Zaros lake and the forest of Rouvas, the archaeological site of Phaistos where the famous disk of Phaistos was found, Matala and of course countless beaches that will cover the most demanding explorer.

For easy movement to and from all points of interest you are recommended to use a means of transport. Free spacious parking is available outside the Suites. Taxi services from partner companies at affordable prices are also possible.

*They are indicative points of interest among many others. All listed distances are measured approximately in a straight line.